Small Business Score


  1. Know the type of business you would like to start.
  2. Evaluate your business strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Do you have industry experience and work experience?
  4. Know who your customers are? Where they are? Demographics?
  5. Conduct thorough research, is this a growing industry?
  6. Understand your direct and indirect competition, how can you compete?
  7. Determine Legal Structure: Sole Proprietor, LLC, and Corporation.
  8. Identify your professional team: Lawyer, Accountant, Banker and Insurance agent. Speak to them for guidance.
  9. Write a Business plan and have a marketing strategy.
  10. Evaluate business locations: Home based, online, storefront, office and industrial. How much space is needed?
  11. Open a business checking account.
  12. for guide on starting and growing your business
  13. to register with the state
  14. to register your federal EIN number
  15. NV department of taxation for sales and use tax ID
  16. Identify onetime expenses to start the business and monthly expenses. How much income is needed to cover expenses?
  17. Secure Capital: friends and family, line of credit, bank loan, alternative lenders, angel investors and venture capital.
  18. Print Business cards: reflects the business, easy to read and printed on high quality card stock
  19. Get involved in the community and join professional business associations. Network with everyone you meet.
  20. Call SCORE for free confidential business mentoring 702-388-6104